South West Ireland

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South West Ireland is a place full of breath-taking natural beauty and is a wonderful part of the country in which to whisk your loved ones away on a last minute cottage holiday. The counties of Kerry and Cork can be found in the South West of Ireland and this incredibly scenic area is home to long, sandy stretches of coastline, lots of islands dotted in the sea close to the shore, a mixture of quaint towns and villages and the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks which is the tallest range of mountains in Ireland. If you wish to go on long walks through awe-inspiring scenery, speak to friendly locals and soak up the unique atmosphere of the Emerald Isle, then this part of Ireland is definitely one to reside in on a spontaneous cottage break with friends and family.
You may be interested in culture and history, and if so, then the City of Cork is a must-see when staying in South West Ireland. The third most populous city in the country is home to less than 200,000 residents and is set on the banks of the picturesque River Lee. Cork Harbour is a beautiful place to go for romantic strolls, and there is plenty to see including the English Market, Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral and the city centre with its vast array of shops, pubs and restaurants.
Other places to visit in South West Ireland include Cobh which was the last place that the ill-fated RMS Titanic stopped off at before her maiden voyage to New York, and Killarney in County Kerry which is a picturesque town on the shores of Lough Leane, part of the Killarney National Park. With interesting places to see such as Ross Castle and the Torc Waterfall, it is a fantastic settlement to reside in on a last minute cottage holiday.
Impromptu breaks are fun and exciting and exploring a new place with those closest to you without having done much planning will be extremely adventurous as you discover hidden gems. With late deals to be found, this type of holiday is worthwhile and will breathe a new life into the way you book your breaks.